MN ADOPTION LAW & PROCEDURE SG
Summary Guide
ITEM #:  8009011822   |   PUBLISHED:  MARCH 26, 2018
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Summary Guide
Minnesota Adoption Law and Procedure

by Amy M. Silberberg, Gary A. Debele & Jody Ollyver DeSmidt

Guiding Principles in Minnesota Adoption Law and Practice

Helpful Adoption Resources

Key Definitions

Types of Adoption 
Chart explaining details on Direct Placement; Agency Placement; Adoption of an Adult; Stepparent, Relative, or Second Parent Adoption; and Adoption of an Indian Child in the following categories:

  • Is an Adam Walsh background study required? 
  • Is a preplacement adoption study required? 
  • What type of consent to adoption form is required? 
  • How long is the consent revocation period? 
  • When may consent be taken? 
  • When must the MFAR be searched? 
  • When must the adoption be finalized? 
  • What is the residency requirement for adoptive parents? 
  • Must a birth parent social and medical history be completed? 
  • Does the ICPC apply? 

Timing Requirements 
Chart explaining timing requirements on the following events:

  • Residency of Adoptive Parents 
  • Adoption Study 
  • MFAR Registration 
  • Motion for Pre-Adoptive Custody Order 
  • Order for Pre-Adoptive Custody 
  • Adoptive Placement 
  • Consent to Adoption 
  • Consent Becomes Irrevocable 
  • MFAR Search Certificate 
  • Consent of a Registered Putative Father or Notice 
  • Paternity Petition 
  • Finalize Adoption 
  • Complete Adoption Study 
  • Adoption Study 
  • Contact Agreement 
  • Post-placement Report to Court 
  • Hearing to Finalize Adoption 

Filing Checklist 

Right to Consent to or to Receive Notice of an Adoption Proceeding 
Chart packed with information on the Requirements of Consent, Statutory Authority, and Case Law for the following parties:

  • Presumed Father 
  • Notice Father 
  • Divorced Parent Who Lost Custody Through a Divorce Decree or a Decree of Dissolution
  • Parent Who Has Abandoned the Child 
  • Man Who is Merely a Putative Father 
  • Parent of Legal Guardian of a Minor Parent 
  • Tribe 
  • Commissioner of the Department of Human Services 
  • Adoption Agency (public or private) 
  • Notice by Birth Parent to Other Birth Parent(s) 
  • Child to be Adopted 
  • Adult to be Adopted 

Key Forms 

Key Government Agencies

Additional Information 

  • Most Common Adoption Litigation Claims 
  • Minnesota Fathers’ Adoption Registry 
  • Common Mistakes Made by Adoption Practitioners 
  • Interstate Adoptions 
  • ICWA Requirements 
  • Financial Considerations 
  • Contact Agreements 
  • Intercountry Adoption

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